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Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume One - The Shorts CD (album) cover




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2.09 | 338 ratings

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2 stars It is obvious that this live album won't be a fave for old Genesis fans (like I am). Still, it is during their "being three" era that they cashed in like hell : selling millions of records and filling up stadiums. This supporting tour for "We Can't Dance" will first produce this release. "The Shorts" being a collection of some of their most popular tracks from "Abacab" to "I Can't Dance". No great stuff, for sure. The good thing here is that the numbers they have compiled on this album are the "best" ones of the period with some exceptions though : "I Can't Dance" which I Can't Stand and "Tonight ...". I only bought it to have my Genesis collection completed (first on vinyl for their epic era) then on CD (for their poppy times).

You'd better not buy it though. Stick to their official live material published earlier on or get hold on of some non-official stuff like : "BBC Archives 1970-1972" (really extraordinary), "Hogweed Reading Festival " (1972), "Live At Earl's Court" (1977) and "Follow You, Follow Me" recorded at the Chicago Uptown Theatre in 1978 (a full version of "Dancing Out With The Moonlit Knight" with Phil on vocals : this will be one of the very few times this song will by interpreted in its entirety by this line-up).

This will give you a general idea of their live work for their most interesting period IMO (1970 through 1978). Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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